If he wasn't front and center — and, of course,we didn't already know what he looks like as Stacee Jaxx — Tom Cruise might be borderline unrecognizable (or confused for some sort of Kid Rock/Kanye West hybrid, at least stylistically speaking) in the just-released poster for his upcoming musical Rock of Ages.
But, well, we do know it's him, and in the poster, even though Cruise's face is half-obscured by a tipped-down cowboy hat, the same can't be said for his abs, which are on full display, despite the (undoubtedly PETA-approved faux-) fur coat draped around him.
Almost as unrecognizable are costars like Alec Baldwin (also donning long hair) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (although it only requires a double-take to pick her out), whereas Russell Brand, Julianne Hough are hard to miss. See how quickly you can spot other big names like Paul Giamatti and Mary J. Blige in the poster, below, and catch the movie when it hits theaters June 15.
Bonus! The aforementioned Kanye rocking a similar, if a bit more oversized, fur:
'Rock of Ages' Trailer: Tom Cruise Sings Bon Jovi, Befriends a Baboon
First Look at Catherine Zeta-Jones in 'Rock of Ages'
Will Forte Will Bring Fun to 'Rock of Ages'
With the end of the Twilight Saga fast approaching, it looks like Robert Pattinson may be ready to graduate to some grown-up (and, dare we say, better) fare — especially if the trailer for Cosmopolis is any indication.
Granted, the latest video for the David Cronenberg-directed drama doesn't do much in the way of clarifying things from last month's teaser, but this is Cronenberg we're talking about, so seeing the film in its entirety probably won't even help. What we can ascertain from the trailer, however, is that rats are involved (literally and possibly metaphorically) and that Pattinson wants a f---ing haircut!! Oh, and that Cosmopolis looks amazing, regardless of what it's really about.
Speaking of which, the film centers on a 28-year-old multimillionaire asset manager (Pattinson) and his od(d)yssey through Manhattan during a single day. Cosmopolis, which will premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival, is based on the Don DeLillo novel of the same name and costars Jay Baruchel, Paul Giamatti and Juliette Binoche. Check out the trailer below to simultaneously be engrossed and a little confused!
Cannes 2012: Pattinson, Stewart, Efron and LaBeouf Ready to Prove Themselves
Robert Pattinson and Giant Rats Will Freak You Out in 'Cosmopolis' Teaser
Robert Pattinson Is Wilder Than He Seems in 'Cosmopolis' Pics
Robert Pattinson's 'Bel Ami' Trailer Revealed: A Love Triangle Worthy of 'Twilight'
Oh my God, I just threw up.
In my pants.
Based on that incredible bit of dialogue delivered by esteemed comedic talents Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand, it's clear director Adam Shankman's (Hairspray, Bedtime Stories) latest Broadway adaptation Rock of Ages won't be the…classiest affair — but it could be plain old goofy fun.
Hitting the pinnacle of today's karaoke craze, the musical layers on '80s glam rock tunes over a simple "big dreamer" story, peppered with big names for the I-can't-believe-they're-singing-that factor. Julianne Hough (Footloose) and newcomer 90210's Diego Boneta lead an all-star cast including Baldwin, Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Cranston and, the big get, Tom Cruise, as former rock star Stacee Jaxx. Of all the antics on display in the movie's new trailer, Cruise belting out a wild version of Bon Jovi's "Dead or Alive" is the obvious showstopper. Not even Glee can get that crazy.
Rock of Ages headbands its way into theaters June 15, when all of the lunacy of the '80s Miami rock club scene will be unleashed. Beware of Heyman the Baboon:
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The First Teaser for Rock of Ages
After the trauma-inducing trailer for David Cronenberg's upcoming Cosmopolis, still shots of people standing around and talking, smoking, and pointing giant laser guns at one another are bound to seem pretty tame. But try and contextualize! While Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon chat over a cigarette, the island of Manhattan is being ravaged by an apocalyptic nightmare. That limousine that Juliette Binoche is making her home? Pattinson's mind unravels in it. And that gun Paul Giamatti totes? It is probably going to have to take down a gigantic rat monster at some point.
Tame, shame. These pics are all Cosmopolis, baby.
Robert Pattinson & Giant Rats Will Freak You Out in Cosmopolis Trailer
Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon Open Fire in Cronenberg's Cosmopolis Images
Robert Pattinson Thinks "Nobody Would Give a S--t About" Him Without Twilight
The Sideways star graduated in English at prestigious Yale University in 1989 and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.
Now he's preparing to head back to the Connecticut arts school next year (13) to take to the stage as the Danish prince in The Bard's famous tragedy.
Giamatti is no stranger to Shakespeare's works - he recently completed filming on a big screen remake of Romeo and Juliet, in which he plays Friar Lawrence.
Americans loves three things: underdogs, celebrities and things that go really, really fast. They're also partial to gastropods, but that's a little further down on the list. In any event, DreamWorks' new animated picture Turbo will please lovers of any and all of these phenomena.
The company just announced that big names such as Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph, Michelle Rodriguez, Snoop Dogg, Bill Hader, Luis Guzman, Ken Jeong, Michael Peña, Richard Jenkins, Ben Schwartz and Kurtwood Smith will all lend their recognizable voices to the picture, which is targeting a June 7, 2013 release. Ryan Reynolds leads the all-star cast in the studio's latest venture, playing the title character Turbo - a big-dreaming snail who wishes to become an Indy 500 racer. Turbo gets the chance after a freak occurrence that instills him with the gift of lightning speed, much to the dismay of his fellow snails (who, as you might assume, prefer to take things slow). While fast-talking Reynolds is perfect for this role, he's not the only highlight of the film: Turbo's eclectic, ethnic cast features many pop culture favorites with distinct vocal attributes that are well-suited for an animated romp. This cast alone is enough to get the engines revving on this fun new story from DreamWorks.
Think of your two favorite Paul's (not including McCartney). If you've come up with Rudd and Giamatti, then prepare to be thrilled by Lucky Dog. The developing comedy film by the genius Phil Morrison, who created the masterpiece of human interaction that was Junebug, will star the magnificent (and terrifically dissimilar) pair of Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti, in addition to Sally Hawkins (Jane Eyre, Submarine).
Lucky Dog's plot is impossibly more invigorating than its involved parties. The story centers on two longtime partners in crime (literally) whose personal relationship has begun to sour. Despite their growing animosity toward one another, the two con-men (presumably Rudd and Giamatti) decide to pull one last job together: selling Christmas trees in New York City.
First of all, there's something truly wonderful about the idea of criminals using Christmas trees to make a dishonest fortune. Secondly, a corrupt team consisting of Paul's Rudd and Giamatti? The sweetest, most likable man in the world teamed with a venerable chameleon of the big screen? Nothing is impossible with this formula. And as Sally Hawkins continues to make a name for herself in Hollywood, we realize more and more just how welcome an addition she is to our consciousness.
All in all: we are quite fortunate for Lucky Dog.
Last night, the 18th Annual Screen Actor's Guild Awards broadcast, celebrating excellence in the performance of those harshly unappreciated figures of the film and television industry: actors. Following the pattern of award shows so far this year, SAG recognized The Help cast members, specifically Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, as outstanding performances among those of 2011. In terms of television, a couple of big wins came in for Boardwalk Empire, while actors from Modern Family, 30 Rock and Mildred Pierce were also recognized.
Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture
The Help [Nominees: Bridesmaids, The Artist, The Descendants, Midnight in Paris]
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role
Jean Dujardin—The Artist [Nominees: George Clooney—The Descendants, Demian Bichir—A Better Life, Leonardo DiCaprio—J. Edgar, Brad Pitt—Moneyball]
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role Viola Davis—The Help [Nominees: Michelle Williams—My Week With Marilyn, Glenn Close—Albert Nobbs, Meryl Streep—The Iron Lady, Tilda Swinton—We Need to Talk About Kevin]
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role Christopher Plummer—Beginners, [Nominees: Nick Nolte—Warrior, Kenneth Branagh—My Week With Marilyn, Armie Hammer—J. Edgar, Jonah Hill—Moneyball]
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role
Octavia Spencer—The Help [Nominees: Berenice Bejo—The Artist, Jessica Chastain—The Help, Melissa McCarthy—Bridesmaids, Janet McTeer—Albert Nobbs]
Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 [Nominees: The Adjustment Bureau, Cowboys & Aliens, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, X-Men: First Class]
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries Paul Giamatti—Too Big to Fail [Nominees: Laurence Fishburne—Thurgood, Greg Kinnear—The Kennedys, Guy Pearce—Mildred Pierce, James Woods—Too Big to Fail]
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries Kate Winslet—Mildred Pierce [Nominees: Diane Lane—Cinema Verite, Maggie Smith—Downton Abbey, Emily Watson—Appropriate Adult, Betty White—The Lost Valentine]
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series
Steve Buscemi—Boardwalk Empire [Nominees: Patrick J. Adams—Suits, Kyle Chandler—Friday Night Lights, Bryan Cranston—Breaking Bad, Michael C. Hall—Dexter]
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series Jessica Lange—American Horror Story [Nominees: Kathy Bates—Harry’s Law, Glenn Close—Damages, Julianna Margules—The Good Wife, Kyra Sedgwick—The Closer]
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series Alec Baldwin—30 Rock [Nominees: Ty Burrell—Modern Family, Steve Carell—The Office, Jon Cryer—Two and a Half Men, Eric Stonestreet—Modern Family]
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series Betty White—Hot In Cleveland [Nominees: Julie Bowen—Modern Family, Edie Falco—Nurse Jackie, Tina Fey—30 Rock, Sofia Vergara—Modern Family]
Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire [Nominees: Breaking Bad, Dexter, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife]
Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series Modern Family [Nominees: 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Glee, The Office]
Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series Game of Thrones [Nominees: Dexter, Southland, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, True Blood]
Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who played maids in the period drama, picked up the night's Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress accolades, respectively, while they were also among the stars who triumphed with the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category.
The Artist's Jean Dujardin beat George Clooney to the Best Actor award, while Christopher Plummer was named Best Supporting Actor for his role as a dying gay father in Beginners.
Meanwhile, Modern Family and Boardwalk Empire were the big TV winners, claiming the night's Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Drama Series, respectively.
Individual TV awards also went to Kate Winslet, Alec Baldwin, Betty White, Paul Giamatti and Steve Buscemi, and Dick Van Dyke presented Mary Tyler Moore with the Screen Actors Guild’s highest honour - the 48th annual Life Achievement Award.
The complete list of recipients of the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards is:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Viola Davis (The Help)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Octavia Spencer ( The Help)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - The Help
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture - Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Paul Giamatti (Too Big To Fail)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Jessica Lange (American Horror Story)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series - Betty White (Hot in Cleveland)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Modern Family
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series - Game of Thrones
Life Achievement Award - Mary Tyler Moore
Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld and British newcomer Douglas Booth have landed the title roles, while Holly Hunter, Ed Westwick and Kodi Smit-McPhee are also attached to the project.
Now Sideways star Giamatti is joining the cast as the wise old Friar Lawrence.
The movie, directed by Carlo Carlei, will begin shooting in Italy later this month (Jan12) and is expected to hit cinemas at the end of the year (12).